Monday, June 1, 2015
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Our experts will be visiting NutrEvent, the major event for business and innovation in Food, Nutrition & Health. A unique opportunity to exchange about business and innovation projects in Nutrition & Health.

NutrEvent intends to be a regular meeting for all the key stakeholders by facilitating networking and help them to lay the foundations of mutually profitable collaborations.

NutrEvent enables all food chain actors to meet research and business partners, identify sources of funding and discuss the latest scientific and clinical advances. It also enables attendees to discover the market trends, understand regulatory changes and to discover the sector’s success stories.

NutrEvent aims at being a key tool for boosting Europe’s competitiveness in nutrition and health and a powerful vector for promoting businesses and academic science.

Do you want to meet us during this event? Please contact us to take an appointment:

Thursday, April 7, 2011
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The Cfia (Agri-Food Industry Suppliers Meeting-place) was organized in Rennes from 15 to 17 last march. It was the 15th edition, which regrouped more than 120 ingredients and IFP (Intermediary Food Products) suppliers, allowing to improve the offer and the opportunities on this show, and to have an entire hall for this market.

This year, the innovation was honored, rewarding the enterprises believing in this development strategy. So, the MANE group (France Protéine Service) received the innovation price for its natural flavor to help preparation: Sense Capture Umami® (flavor enhancer).

However, despite of the quality of proposed ingredients and their potential, the major part of the specialist suppliers of agri-food industry hardly go to the development of health foods/ingredients too risky for the budget, and they criticize the hardness of the regulatory context. They feel the need to be supported in their health development. Some industrials have proposed scientifically supported ingredients that could be used for the formulation of health foods, having the project and the capacity to support health claim files according to Regulation 1924/2006. The future of the IFP is becoming clear and some protagonists go to the Health nutrition.

Thursday, September 2, 2010
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The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has published the last 30 th of july a report on the levels of non dioxin-like polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) or organic chemical substances in food and animal feed. This report indicates that the highest contamination levels were found by decreasing order in several fish and fish products, in animal products  such as raw milk, dairy products, eggs and egg products and finally in fruits and vegetables.  In animal feed, the highest levels of contaminations were found in feed containing fish derived products like fish oil. The PCBs having several effect on human health, EFSA recommends to ensure a monitoring of the presence of PCBs in the food chain.

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Thursday, March 11, 2010
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EFSA has published a guidance document on assessment of risk/benefit ratio of some foods or ingredients to submit to public consultation. Indeed, the benefits of these foods on health are often highlighted, but do not forget they can also present risks.

Thus, the Scientific Committee of EFSA presents a method in three steps:

–      need for evaluation of benefit/risk ratio,

–      quantifying the risks and benefits of exposure levels given,

–      complete comparison of the risks and benefits combined to determine the net impact on health.

According to the guidance document, the assessment of risk/benefit ratio is complex, including the limited availability of data on the evaluation of the benefits. You can send your comments concerning this document to EFSA until April 15, 2010.